Make it Cool

Make it Cool

Being cool, they say, is hard. Staying cool is even harder. So how do you get to be cool? If you want to go from square to cool…you will need to do more than change your shape and lower your temperature. That ain’t cool. Cool is actually a strange word to express a whole menagerie […]

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

We live in two worlds. In some ways they are at war with each other…and at times the kinder, gentler of them seems to be losing. A critic of our present day recently said, “Imagine if trees gave off Wi-Fi signals, we would be planting so many trees that we’d probably save the planet too. […]

Gone fishin’

Gone fishin’

Fishing has been a popular pastime since antiquity. It has also given rise to much great philosophy, for example, this: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. But then there are the serious […]

Trout Season is Back!

Trout Season is Back!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The fish are really jumpin’… it’s trout season again. The Randolph Fish Hatchery, one of only 12 across the State of New York that produce more than 1,000,000 pounds of live fish every year, once again released nearly 40,000 yearling brown, brook and rainbow trout into area streams and ponds. […]

Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars

Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors April showers usually bring May flowers. But high above the clouds, April Showers this year mean meteor showers, too – shooting stars that streak across the night sky. And a field trip is being planned by the Martz/Kohl Observatory to take place later in the spring […]

It’s a big day, kids

It’s a big day, kids

One bright Monday morning, it seems that a bunch of people in suits were sitting around a big conference table high up in a skyscraper far, far way. Then the one at the head of the table asked, “What should we worry about today?” “I know!” somebody else said. “Why don’t we bug people about […]

Go low…

Go low…

It’s springtime after all… It’s time to leave your hi tech paraphernalia and entertainment gadgetry back in the house. Spring weather is starting to call us out and go get some of that good old Mother Earth under our fingernails. The first day of spring slipped by quietly last week, but I hope by now […]

More Power to the People

Ahlstrom Schaeffer Gears Up for Another 60 Years

More Power to the People

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Skill and craftsmanship can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. It’s all about training and experience. And that’s at the core of Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric Corporation’s business model, according to vice president and partner in ownership, Dave Painter. In the electrical field it’s the master craftsmen […]

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Local Names in National Women’s History Month

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut March is Women’s History Month, honoring women who have succeed in business, academics, the sciences, professions and the paid labor force. These are the women who have defeated yesterday’s outdated customs. Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911, the observance grew until 1988, when U.S. presidents began issuing annual […]

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